Sausages! Saucisson in Marché Jean-Talon in Montreal

I love all kind of #sausages. I especially love the European and the African varieties. Not really into Asian or American ones, other than hot dogs. Here is a showing of various sausages that have impressed me in #Montreal. These are all from shops in the #Jean-Talon Market.

Did I tell you that this week’s posts will be heavily concentrated on meat? Meat and more meat? 🙂

From left to right: Pork belly and pig feet.

To the left of the pork belly on the second shelf is the Toulouse sausages that go into the cassoulet.

So here you see many different French names for the sausages. When I pressed for a translation to English, I was told there is no such translation.

This experience took place at

Marché Jean-Talon
7070 Avenue Henri Julien
Montréal, Québec H2S 3S3, Canada

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Merguez Sandwiches at the Jean-Talon Market in Montreal: Boucherie An-Nasr

I was introduced to the merguez sausages years ago in Marrakech. Merguez is a sausage made from a combination of lamb and beef, originated from North Africa and has since became very popular in France. The type that I really love is the Algerian merguez which is spicy and gives out a smoky mutton flavor. I have now put merguez on my last meal list.

Because Montreal is highly French, this is where I get my merguez fill. I found this sandwich place at the Jean-Talon Market place. Although it is called Boucherie An-Nasr, it is only a sandwich place as far as I can tell. I also figured out where they get their merguez links – that butcher shop will be featured in an upcoming post.

A good look at the sandwich: two links of merguez, tomatoes, lettuce, olives, onions and some of their special sauce in a baguette, panini style.  The whole ensemble sings!

Here is another look at the sandwich plus the fries. The fries are nothing special but the merguez is truly the hero and worthy of a 6-hour-drive from NY to Montreal.

Here are the beautiful additions to the sandwich.

This sandwich shop also carries a variety of spices, jams, and tea with Arabic writing. I would very much like to try them all slowly, one by one.


I cannot stress how much love I have for this sausage. It is just me. 🙂 Please check out this little shop if you are ever in the area. The owners are rather nice – the last time I was there, I had a pleasant conversation/debate on whether Montreal is truly a bilingual city. The company is as good as their merguez sausage.

This experience took place at

Boucherie An-Nasr
250 Place du Marché-du-Nord
Montreal, QC H2S 1A1
Phone number (514) 278-2424